Reading Room

Are you looking for a quiet place to find spiritual answers to your questions and problems? Or perhaps you need to do Bible research, borrow a book, or purchase a gift of Christian music or an uplifting book for a child. A Christian Science Reading Room / Bookstore has what you are looking for.

Looking for ideas that heal? Meet our Pastor. Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on a study desk

It has a peaceful atmosphere where you can ponder your relationship to God and discover more about your true spiritual nature. Whatever the challenge, poor health, addiction, depression, relationship problems or something else, there are resources that can help you understand God’s boundless love for all that will help and heal.

There are comfortable chairs for reading, studying and praying—bring your lunch and enjoy some quiet time to yourself or discussion with each other or a visit with the assistant on duty. 

You will be warmly welcomed when you stop in the Reading Room!

Prendergast Avenue Reading Room Entrance
Prendergast Avenue Reading Room Entrance

Open Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


321 Prendergast Avenue, Jamestown, NY (the building is on the corner of Fourth and Prendergast).

Christian Bible-based books, magazines, music

Bibles, Bible study resources, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the Weekly Bible Lesson, The Christian Science Monitor, music, books for children and more are available to study, borrow or purchase. Many items for adults and children are available in Spanish.

You too can study and learn how scientific Christian healing is based on a practical understanding of the Bible and Jesus’ teachings.

Online resources

You are welcome to come in and use the internet to research and explore specific topics in the Bible, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and other Christian Science publications. The following online resources are available: – experiences of healing and prayer that makes a difference. – articles, podcasts and testimonies of healing from individuals around the globe.

The Herald of Christian Science – articles and testimonies of healing written in Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Christian Science Lectures online

Daily Lift – short (only 3-4 minutes), inspiring, weekday podcasts.

The Christian Science Monitor – a daily international newspaper renowned for its insightful, unbiased reporting on world issues.

Concord Express – search the King James Version of the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy or listen to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures using this handy online tool.

How can I find out more?

If you’re outside our local area, you can contact the Reading Room staff – you’ll find their phone, email, and postal address here. Or to find a Reading Room near you, go to the Visit a Reading Room page.

These publications are available at the Reading Room:

Or contact us about ordering The Herald of Christian Science in another language.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Holy Bible Matthew 5:6

The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p.1   by Mary Baker Eddy